Ellicott City Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ellicott City has a downtown area often referred to as the Old or Historic area but it also includes as area that borders the Baltimore County line to the north, and the city of Columbia to the south. The historic area is about a 25 minute drive from Baltimore, accessed by interstate 70 and highway 29, and a 40 minute drive to Washington D.C. The District Court is located on Courthouse drive, across the street from the police department and the county office buildings. Access is easy after turning on Rodgers Ave. coming from Route 40. The Circuit Court, where felony cases, juvenile cases and jury trials are held is located closer to the historic district on Court Avenue. If you have been arrested for a crime you will must likely be given a court date in district court, but your case will be transferred to circuit court if you request a jury trial.
The Herbst Firm’s lawyers have experience and knowledge of the Howard County criminal justice system, and understand that all criminal jurisdictions in Maryland can treat certain crimes differently. If you have been arrested or given a criminal citation by the police, do not gamble with your future! Any criminal, civil or traffic conviction, even one that does not carry jail time, can affect your life permanently. Benjamin Herbst is an Ellicott City resident, and knows the ins and outs of the judicial system. He is available 24 hours a day for a free consultation, and will start working on your case the minute he is hired.